Definitions for opinionəˈpɪn yən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a belief or judgment based on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty.
a personal view, attitude, or appraisal.
the formal expression of a professional judgment:
a second medical opinion.
the formal statement by a judge or court of the principles used in reaching a decision on a case.
a judgment or estimate of a person or thing with respect to character, merit, etc.
a favorable estimate; esteem.
Origin of opinion:
1250–1300; ME < OF < L opīniō, der. of opīnārī to opine
opinion, sentiment, persuasion, view, thought(noun)
a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
"my opinion differs from yours"; "I am not of your persuasion"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"
a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof
"his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"
public opinion, popular opinion, opinion, vox populi(noun)
a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people
"he asked for a poll of public opinion"
opinion, legal opinion, judgment, judgement(noun)
the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision
"opinions are usually written by a single judge"
the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion(noun)
a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
"his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
what sb thinks or believes about sth or sb
What's your opinion of the new boss?; to have a high/low opinion of sth/sb; I haven't been asked to give my opinion.; In my opinion, they should never have bought that house.
when people do not agree
a difference of opinion about what we should do next
the opinion of most people in a society
The White House would be foolish to ignore public opinion on this matter.
A belief that a person has formed about a topic or issue.
To have or express as an opinion.
Origin: opinion, opinioun, from and opinion, from opinio, from opinari, the infinitive of opinor.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
The prodigal son of Thought. =PUBLIC OPINION= The world's champion pugilist, who has knocked out Law in many a hard fought bout.
Translations for opinion
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
what a person thinks or believes
My opinions about education have changed.
- mening, siening, opinieAfrikaans
- opiniãoPortuguese (BR)
- die MeinungGerman
- mening; holdningDanish
- γνώμη, άποψηGreek
- mišljenje, stavCroatian
- álit, skoðunIcelandic
- nuomonė, pažiūra, požiūrisLithuanian
- uzskats; domasLatvian
- mening, oppfatningNorwegian
- pogląd, zdaniePolish
- opinie, părereRomanian
- взгляд; убеждениеRussian
- görüş, düşünce, fikirTurkish
- 見解Chinese (Trad.)
- думка, поглядUkrainian
- ý kiếnVietnamese
- 见解Chinese (Simp.)
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